Federal Relations

February 2, 2009

Nomination Sought for Advisory Panel on Burdensome Regulations within Higher Education Act

A provision in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), enacted late last year, mandates that an existing federal student aid advisory group begin collecting information on burdensome federal regulations and develop recommendations to improve institutional compliance and reduce duplication and inefficiency.

To comply with its new charge, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance – which provides independent advice to the Secretary of Education and Congress – is forming an expert review panel of representatives from the higher education community, across all sectors.

The Association of American Universities is soliciting nominees for this panel. The names of suggested members for the panel should be provided to Jonathan Nurse by Thursday February 5th.

The Advisory Committee expects to announce members of the expert review panel in March or April, 2009. The committee will cover travel expenses for panel participants. Committee meeting dates have not been announced.